Monthly Archives: July 2014

Announcing VaporFi!

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 1.25.53 PMWe are proud to announce that VaporZone, our hugely successful, all encompassing line of advanced personal vaporizers has now become VaporFi.

While all of the products will remain the same, and the level of quality will continue to be exceptional, recently we felt that we needed a name that better suited the brand’s uniqueness was necessary. This move was done to reflect the evolution of our brand, to represent our adherence to innovation as well as our commitment to the customer experience. This is a brand unlike any other on the market, and we felt that our name needed to convey that exclusivity.

VaporFi is a more distinctive and fitting name, and it was chosen based on the double definition of the word “fidelity,” which technically means (1) adherence to detail, accuracy, and exactness, and (2) the degree to which an electronic device accurately reproduces its effect; both of which underly our core mission.

In other words, VaporFi products perform with fidelity. For the vaper, they provide an experience with vapor smoking like no other, as these products were designed to surpass all others in accuracy and detail. They were designed for those who demand the very best, and want the ability to customize every aspect of the experience to their personal needs.

Having a very different perspective on vaping and exceeding ordinary standards with our vaping products, we are pleased to offer hi-fidelity vaping. Our products and customer experience are a step outside of the typical electronic cigarette box, and that is a testament to our success. Our new name is a testament to these principles and we are very excited about our transition from VaporZone to VaporFi. Over the next few weeks we will be updating all of our company branding, including all products and retail store branding.

To all of our customers and business associates: we want to graciously thank you for your continued support! We are looking forward to many exciting prospects in the near future, and we are excited to be influencing this industry with hi-fidelity!

Opportunities: Franchise with VaporZone

img_vz_south_miamiUp until very recently, the e-cigarette market has been an almost exclusively online industry. This has enabled it to grow tremendously, reaching customers directly and enabling them to have the products they sought, which were, for the most part, unavailable in the brick-and-mortar setting. As the market and mainstream acceptance has grown, and the technology has advanced, top quality electronic cigarette names are starting to reach retail stores.

VaporZone, one of International Vapor Group’s most successful concepts, has now started to offer exciting franchising opportunities, enabling driven entrepreneurs to tap into this exciting, growing, booming market. The franchises are to feature all of this brand’s top quality products, including their widely popular line of advanced personal vaporizers, electronic cigarettes, custom e-liquid blends, and versatile accessories, available at a wide variety of price points, which appeal to a very wide array of customers. VaporZone franchises are also to feature the brand’s signature custom e-liquid blending and vaping bars in every location.

When you embark on this endeavor, VaporZone will provide you with all the tools necessary for success. Franchisees will be trained on-site, and provided with continuous support, as well as guidance for the location and the format. An additional aspect to consider as well, is that franchisees who work with VaporZone are equipped to profit from our industry-exclusive revenue sharing program that allows them to generate additional income from online sales in their area.

The e-cigarette industry is booming, and more and more opportunities are arising, making way for potential businesses and lucrative opportunities for those interested in being a part of it. VaporZone is one of the industry’s most innovative and exciting brands, and if you are considering being a part of an electronic cigarette retail venture, consider becoming a part of one the quickest growing brands in the brick-and-mortar sector.

Where can E-Cigarettes be Sold?

header-gift-shop1There are many places electronic cigarettes should be sold, for both the benefit of smokers and the benefit of retailers who can capitalize on the growing demand. If you have a retail store, or purchase the inventory for one, here are some of the best places for selling e-cigs. If you are interested in adding IVG brands and products to your store, please contact us to see if we can establish a relationship.

Pharmacies

This is an obvious one, as retail pharmacies are one of the top hits for traditional cigarettes. However, not only do these locations cater to current e-smokers, they are also great for catering to curious tobacco smokers. As these locations bring customers in the door for a large range of different products, having e-cigarettes will open up an additional channel of sales. Pharmacies are great for impulse purchases, and having e-cigarettes available can be a great option for those who want disposable e-cigarettes as well as products like Express Starter Kits such as those from EverSmoke and South Beach Smoke. These settings are excellent for bringing customers back for products such as refill cartridges and additional accessories, enabling you to offer products beyond the impulse buys.

Hotels

Hotels are often fiercely non-smoking zones, to the dismay of smokers who are looking to relax and enjoy themselves. Maintaining an air of accommodation, nonsmokers typically get first preference and smokers are left with few options. It is very common for smoking to be prohibited inside of hotel rooms, as well as in public areas, such as lounges and the pool, and it can make for a rather uncomfortable experience for smokers altogether. In an effort to cater to all guests, carrying e-cigarettes and making them available and acceptable for use is a viable option for hotels who want to please all guests without creating barriers. Selling e-cigarettes in hotel bars as well as in gift shops would add one more option for sales, and give smokers a solution that enables them to be comfortable and satisfied.

Gas Stations

Long one of the top spots for grabbing goods like cigarettes, beverages, candy and snacks on the go, gas stations are excellent venues for selling e-cigarettes successfully. The majority of gas stations do not offer a large selection of e-cigarettes, nor do they emphasize top quality, and that is one of the benefits of carrying IVG brands in your inventory; better than the competition, and more likely to drive customers back for repeat purchases knowing you have the better products.

E-Cigarettes: More Popular than Traditional Cigs

Big-TobaccoThe e-cigarette industry is getting so big and so hot that tobacco bigwigs are shaking in their boots! Or should we say filters? After carrying on selling dangerous, deadly products for decades and spending billions to have their way in the market, they are getting outdone by technology, and a more health-conscious population.

E-cigarettes, which are also known as e-cigs and electronic cigarettes, are on the verge of becoming a $2 billion industry, and they are pushing ahead at full steam; with no indication of slowing down.

Users adore the products as they offer a slew of benefits, and a massive amount of control for the user. Many smokers have found them to be very easy to transition to from smoking cigarettes, and they are able to do so easily. E-cigarettes cost less, and are actually quite enjoyable to use, some users get so into the products, e-cigs actually become a hobby for them! While traditional cigarettes have became rather old fashioned and filthy in appearance and stigma, the opposite is true of e-cigs, which offer all the futuristic benefits of the digital age: a streamlined approach, high design that offers both attractive looks and great functioning, the fact that they are digital products, and they provide all the many different options in flavor and usability a bored smoker could want!

Suffice it to say, e-cigs are really hot, and big tobacco knows they have to make drastic moves to keep up. Which is precisely why Lorillard and Reynolds American are gearing up to merge into one e-cigarette superpower in efforts of doing so. Lorillard, which owns Blu eCigs, sees the need to expand and evolve if they are to remain in the game, as the future for tobacco is increasingly on the decline. Mergers happen all the time in big business, and it only goes to show how big the industry is getting if the top names in tobacco are desperate enough to have to work this hard to keep up.

Innovation usually surpasses older modes that have become outdated and right now we are watching e-cigarettes do just that. As the landscape for nicotine and smoking changes, you know you can count on International Vapor Group to be at the heart of it!

Cost: a Huge Reason E-Cigs are so Successful

cs2One of the best reasons to consider the many financial incentives to carrying electronic cigarettes and vaporizers in your retail stock is that they offer one very promising benefit to customers: saving money. While many retailers have seen drastically lower sales in tobacco cigarettes and products in recent years, especially since electronic cigarettes have taken such precedence, e-cigs have enabled business owners to capitalize on the growing movement, as well as offer products that are in demand, and add revenue in areas where they were seeing declines.

Traditional cigarettes are extremely expensive, and most smokers spend over $2000 yearly on the habit. Saving money is one of the most obvious reasons smokers look to alternative cigarettes, and most are extremely pleased with how much they save over time.

While they are very cost effective for users, they also happen to be very lucrative for retailers. They present a variety of different products that fulfill the needs of smokers, offering an extensive range of different items that appeal to a wide range of different smokers, from e-cigarette disposables, to standard e-cigarette starter kits, advanced vaporizers, e-liquids, refill cartridges, and additional accessories that users want and need. Whether users are vaping with disposable units, standard e-cigs that require cartridges, or are using e-liquids with their advanced vaporizers, they will consistently come back to where they purchased their products for more. And even still electronic cigarettes are less pricey than traditional.

Electronic cigarettes offer a great sales opportunity for retailers, and they fill a need that is ever growing. International Vapor Group brands offer great wholesale opportunities to retailers, and the very best quality e-cigarette products to customers; all at enticing prices. These products are seeing such success because everyone on both sides of the sale are benefitting. If your retail selection is lagging behind in this area, feel free to contact us about wholesale opportunities! We are the forefront of this industry, and offer a variety of exciting ventures.

A Shift is Occurring: Customers are Choosing Vaporizers over E-Cigs

c700x420We’ve been preparing for it for a while. The trend has been brewing, and time has proven what we felt was going to eventually be evident: e-cigarette customers are now choosing vaporizers and mods over e-cig look-a-likes. While there is still a substantial market for e-cigs, as not everyone is opting for an APV, more and more vapor smokers are taking to the more advanced models.

In the earlier days of the e-cigarette market, having a product that mimicked everything about a traditional cigarette, along with the experience and accompanying nicotine was ideal. Smokers were more inclined to try them, use them and get familiar with them. But after a while, especially for those who really got into using these alternatives, the desire for a more intense, more powerful product took precedence.

This opened the door for manufacturers to develop more advanced products, as it was becoming apparent that users wanted more than basic e-cigs could deliver, and were more than willing to pay for more extreme products that did more than simulate a traditional cigarette. Electronic cigarette connoisseurs have gotten to the point of enjoying the option of controlling every aspect of their devices, being able to use a variety of accessories such as tanks and atomizers. They enjoy having full control over their vaping, including how their vape pen performs and how they can further manipulate its performance to their own choosing. With all of this in mind, we saw the need for expanding in this direction. We saw the need for our brands to offer advanced vaporizers, and to do so with a great attention to detail while focusing on quality. And the result has been exceptional, as both VaporZone and South Beach Smoke have seen excellent growth and success from the sales of their vaporizers, while giving their customers the type of high-performing products they want.

Like any trend or movement, there has to be room for growth, especially as products and people’s needs evolve. Electronic smoking continues to grow in popularity, and users continue to enjoy the many options and conveniences they receive by choosing vapor over smoke.

Work With the Best, Work With IVG

ECIGS-articleLargeWith so many e-cigarette companies on the market, and having so many different products and brands, it may seem to retailers that it makes no difference which they carry within their selection. However, having been a part of this industry since its inception, we understand and know firsthand that is not entirely the case. Having developed a variety of different brands, products, and innovations, we can attest, from experience, to that large dispersion of quality across the industry. Here is a list of reasons to work with International Vapor Group brands if you are considering adding electronic cigarette products to your inventory. We know this industry, we know e-cigarettes, and we know where this market is headed.

American e-liquids: e-liquids can be manufactured in the USA as well as anywhere else, however we believe they are best made in the States due to the higher standards when it comes to manufacturing. More costly, yes, however the final result produces a more satisfying experience. We see the obvious difference it makes, and our customers’ feedback has only solidified it.

Commitment to innovation: We aim not to replicate what others are doing, instead to look ahead and create what has not yet been done. This is a hi-tech industry, and consumers are looking for advancements. We are driven to offer quality as well as products that surpass users’ expectations, and we have succeeded thus far with all of our brands.

Variety: It’s not just the spice of life, it’s essential to life, even when we’re discussing electronic cigarettes. We firmly understand the importance in offering a wide range of products and options because targeting just one demographic limits our reach, and limits our abilities to stretch further into this market. We offer products for the novice as well as the expert; for the heaviest of smokers who want a serious alternative, to the casual smoker who wants tobacco-free enjoyment. We offer products that appeal to many, that offer great versatility, and are designed to function at the highest level without inconveniences of difficulties. In short, we make the kind of products we know customers want; which is a huge attribute of our success.

So why work with International Vapor Group brands? Because we know what we are doing! We know where we are going, and we understand what our customers want! We invite you to join us!

Why E-Cig Retail is so Hot Right Now

img_vz_south_miamiIt seems that new electronic cigarette and vaping shops are opening all the time, and they seem to be getting more and more popular, both in major metropolitan areas of the country as well as in smaller towns and suburbs. The vapor movement is gaining tremendous steam, and more than ever, smoking culture is shifting to the smoke-free variety.

E-cigarette retail is hotter than ever now, and there seems to be no inclination of it slowing down anytime soon. Rather, it is just the opposite that is predicted. As the industry burgeons to the $2 billion sales mark, and more smokers are switching to these alternative products, the market for electronic cigarette retail is growing as well. What used to be a strictly online market, has now become readily available nearly everywhere in brick-and-mortar.

The reason is simple: more and more smokers are looking to switch to alternative cigarettes, and many of those that have are really into the experience. So much so that it becomes something of a hobby; trying new products, experiencing new flavors, customizing their devices. Vapor shops also hold the unique benefit of providing a social environment, giving vapers the ability to converse with others who share the same passion. Unlike strictly internet social settings, such as discussion boards and forums, being in a shop, in person, is a totally different scene. Being able to see the products firsthand, talk to industry experts who can demonstrate products and accessories, and give users one-on-one attention can make all the difference in their success with vaping. While the internet is amazing for its broad reach, nothing replaces real-life interaction, even when it comes to electronic smoking.

IVG’s newest concept, VaporZone takes e-cigarette retail to new levels, as it offers both an online world of products as well as brick-and-mortar locations that have become hubs in their communities. The VpaorZone name is synonymous with quality, high-tech innovations, and having experts who know their products inside and out in every location. The brand has taken vaporizers to new levels, offering state of the art technology that is exceptionally user-friendly, and customers have become smitten. The success has come out of a need, and the brand is thriving due to their unique offerings and customer satisfaction.

E-cigarette retail is really hot right now because e-cigarettes keep getting hotter. More smokers are using them, and switching to them has upped the demand and success for vapor shop retail locations. If you are looking for the very best, we recommend VaporZone; not just because they are our brand, but because you will not find a better product or retailer! If you are considering adding top of the line products to your brick-and-mortar retail selection, do contact us about wholesale and franchising opportunities!